The Fillerys Fly the Flag for Pancreatitis

11th November 2019

In August 2018, Mark Fillery passed away following a four month battle with pancreatitis.

The family first shared Mark’s Story in Guts UK’s Kranky Panky Pancreatitis Awareness Campaign in November 2018.

Over the past year, The Fillery Family have gone on to do incredible things in his memory, including running a marathon, a fundraising dinner and a cake sale.

An incredible £6,160.00 has been raised in Mark’s memory.



Having first found Guts UK online, the family decided that they would raise donations at Mark’s funeral, to help other families like their own. Mark’s loved ones showed their support and raised £929.00 on the day.




Philip Neville (Mark’s son-in-law) took on The London Marathon for Guts UK. Although it was a huge challenge, Philip was determined to tackle the marathon head on for a cause close to his family’s heart. Philip raised an incredible £2,416.00!



But the Fillery’s didn’t stop there! They held a dinner party for friends, family and loved ones in aid of Guts UK. This evening also gave them the opportunity to share memories with one another. The dinner party raised an amazing £2,304.00.



Mark and his wife Lynda attended a festival in their caravan every year. This year, Lynda’s friend (an avid baker) chose to donate all proceeds from her cake stall to Guts UK. Alongside friends, the pair baked cakes, bun & biscuits – raising an incredible £510.00!

How you can help:

The Fillery Family is determined to help Guts UK in finding a treatment and a cure for pancreatitis. Guts UK is the only UK charity funding a research fellowship into pancreatitis, but we can’t do this without your support. Discover more about our Kranky Panky Pancreatitis Awareness campaign and donate today to support this crucial research.

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